Quit blaming police for crime!

Hello? Anybody home? 

The essential Heather Mac Donald in the Wall Street Journal:

Police officers aren’t making minority neighborhoods unsafe; criminals are. The four victims of fatal police shootings in Chicago in 2021 were all armed. [They comprise] 0.7% of the 538 homicide victims year to date. Blacks make up 83% of all homicide offenders in Chicago whose race is known and 83% of all homicide victims, though they constitute less than 30% of the city’s population. …

Defund police paintd

June 2020

The claim, amplified at the highest reaches of government, that the police are hunting down and killing black civilians has resulted in an outpouring of bile against law enforcement. Ambush assaults against officers rose 91% in the year after George Floyd’s death. More officers have been feloniously killed so far in 2021 — 50, as of Aug. 18 — than in all of 2020, 2019 and 2017. Suspect resistance is up, which will increase the chance of officer use of lethal force. On Aug. 13, a Chicago police officer was seriously wounded while being dragged by a car fleeing a car stop.

Many police departments and prosecutors’ offices are throwing in the towel to avoid the inevitable disparate impact of law enforcement and the resulting charge of racism.  …

When the Federal Bureau of Investigation publishes its 2020 crime report later this year, it will likely show the largest percentage increase in homicide in recorded history, followed by an even higher death toll in 2021. Looters across the country are stripping stores with impunity; some chains are closing outlets rather than be accused of bias should they apprehend shoplifters.

Blaska’s Bottom Line: Send this to YOUR alder!

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11 Responses to Quit blaming police for crime!

  1. Gary L. Kriewald says:

    “Send this to your alder.” Why? So they can stick their snoots in the air and congratulate themselves for not being deluded by a racist construct like “facts”? It’s time to face the fact that Madison progressives are not rational beings; they’re fanatics, and fanatics will never be persuaded by rational argument–if anything, attempts to show them the flaws in their thinking will only strengthen their allegiance to the toxic ideology that got them into positions of power. When they hear the word “police,” something visceral in them is unleashed–probably because living in safe, lily-white neighborhoods means their interactions with actual police officers are minimal. For them police are alien beings (only fascists wear uniforms) who deserve to be denigrated and disrespected at every opportunity.

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    • Liberty says:

      You nailed it, Gary.

      Rational thought and facts don’t work with this group. They have no interest in meeting part way. No amount of complaining or hand-wringing will change this.

      Madison is lost. I admire the people who have tried to fix it over the years, but I honestly don’t think it’s fixable at this point. Too much has happened and too many things would have to change, starting with electing people into office who support police.

      I don’t see this happening. If it was going to happen, it would have happened by now. People with good sense realize this, and those who have the ability, have moved on and away from Madison.

      When people do move, they need to resist the urge to become complacent, because this insanity is spreading across the country, no longer contained just in Progressive bastions.

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  2. georgessson says:

    As Ms. McDonald mentions, “The claim, amplified at the highest reaches of government, that the police are hunting down and killing black civilians has resulted in an outpouring of bile against law enforcement”.

    “Hunting down” is hardly the case. In 80% (or higher) cases, the police are notified by the citizenry about crime, and THEN it so happens that the perps are black. But of course, “Defunding” is the solution (to no problem).

    Furthermore, as Gary & Liberty correctly point out, protestation or cognizance concerning the bad aspects of Defunding are just not happening. Especially in MDSN…

    BTW, from the Chief’s Blog today:

    EAST: Check Person – 3:13 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a subject out of control and armed with a gun. Family members of the subject contacted. The subject was reported to be in a residence. Several attempts to contact the subject were made but ultimately a decision was made to walk away at this time.

    “Walk away” from a scene where someone is crazy and also armed w/ a gun? I’ve seen other blog entries there that leave me puzzled as to whether or not what is left of the MPD are actually LEO’s or not.

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    • Paula says:

      “I’ve seen other blog entries there that leave me puzzled as to whether or not what is left of the MPD are actually LEO’s or not.”

      You’re not alone in your feelings.

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  3. Bill says:

    What the quichewaze and the chardonnay sipping elite here in Madison don’t understand is that the more violent crime is in Madison the more it will it will affect their Liberal enclaves like Maple Bluff and so on.

    Pretty soon it will not be safe for the denizens of maple bluff or even the Governors Mansion to go outside without fear of being murdered.

    I fear for that day for all of us.

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    • AdamC says:

      Maple Bluff residents don’t have far to walk to find themselves in a gunfight. Just to the North of the country club near Warner Beach and also to the East off Trailsway. I think community members are trying to reclaim the Warner Beach area whose parking lot has been full of troublemakers for years now. There’s a new facility there. I wish them lots of luck.

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    • Liberty says:

      “the more violent crime is in Madison the more it will it will affect their Liberal enclaves like Maple Bluff and so on.”

      Been singing this song for years.

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      • Good Dog, Happy Man says:

        And entitled Lefties have been singing in the key of ME for a long-time, too.

        Just because a Lefty is born in Nakoma doesn’t mean that he has to stay in a coma for the rest of his life. He CAN move when crime comes to his white-privleged, snooty-elite, snobboberist, semi-gated community. He has the ways and means.

        What goes “clip-clop, clip-clop, … BANG!, … clipclop, clipclop, clipclop?”
        An Amish drive-by shooting.

        Voofda!

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  4. One eye says:

    This message will fall on deaf ears until it comes from “the community” . Sooner or later they will realize the race grifters have taken advantage of them.

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    • Gary L. Kriewald says:

      Unfortunately, the community has been so cowed by the progressive/fascist ideologues in charge that hey are unlikely to launch any kind of protest, no matter how polite; they know that the immediate response will be cries of “racist.”

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  5. Good Dog, Happy Man says:

    When the people who are hurt most by radical Leftist racist policy of defunding the police keep re-electing radical racist Leftists. They deserve the results they get.

    If you wash, rinse and repeat schtoopidity, … you’ll get more schtoopidity.

    Misanthropic Humanitarian has this reminder for regular, normal American citizens, “The CDC has issued a warning about a new virulent strain of the old STD disease called Gonorrhea Lectim. It’s pronounced “Gonna re-elect’em” , and is capable of crippling our current healthy population.

    The disease is contracted through dangerous and high-risk behavior involving putting your cranium up your rectum. Many victims contracted it in 2020 when they elected Zhou Bai-Din and Leftist Secular-Progressives into power and are only now starting to realize how destructive this sickness is.

    It’s sad because Gonorrhea Lectim is easily cured with a new drug just coming on the market called Votemout. It is pronounced “Vote-em-out”. It can be picked up at your local pharmacy OTC. You take the first dose now as a Federal election can be called at any time. The second dose should be taken just before the 2022 elections, otherwise Gonorrhea Lectim could eventually wipe out all life as we presently know it in the USA.”

    Please pass this important message on to all the bright folks you really care about.

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